Mr. Mendlestein joined the Firm in 2001and became a shareholder in 2012. Since then he has handled claims involving medical negligence, general liability, premises liability, auto negligence, as well as, civil forfeiture matters and appellate matters. Mr. Mendlestein also advises the Firm’s healthcare clients on Amendment 7 issues, PSOs and administrative matters. Mr. Mendlestein has been recognized as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers magazine and has received a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Mendlestein is also a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).


  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    Amherst, Massachusetts, 1996, B.A., cum laude
  • University of Miami
    Miami, Florida, 1999, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1999
  • U.S. District Court,
    Southern District of Florida, 2005

Professional associations/Activities

    • American Bar Association
    • American Bar Foundation
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Coral Gables Bar Association
    • Dade County Bar Association
      – Past Member of Board of Directors
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
    • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
    • Officer Legal Training Program


  • Appellate Practice
  • Auto Negligence
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • General Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Sexual Assault